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Types of Investment Funds in Spain

Updated on Tuesday 20th September 2016

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Types-of-Investment-Funds-in-Spain.pngInvestment funds in Spain are regulated by the European Union (EU) directives, which provide a comprehensive framework for various types of investment vehicles. Spanish investment funds can be registered as open-ended or closed-ended, which refers to the limitations imposed to the issuance of shares. Open-ended funds are not limited to a certain amount and the laws referring to their activity are less restrictive than in the case of closed-ended funds. However, businessmen should know that the legal framework available here provides many business opportunities for both retail and professional investors and our team of company formation representatives in Spain can offer more details on the main advantages of the Spanish investment vehicles

Alternative investment funds in Spain  

Investors interested in company formation in Spain should know that they can register an alternative investment fund as an investment vehicle or as a corporate entity. At the same time, such funds can be registered as open-ended or closed-ended, following two different legislations. 
Open-ended funds in Spain are regulated by the Collective Investment Schemes legislation and the Royal Decree 83/2015. 
Closed-ended funds are also regulated under the above mentioned legislation, but also under the Law 22/2014. 

Collective investment funds in Spain  

The Spanish collective investment schemes (CIS) can be registered under three main categories: 
financial CIS;
non-financial CIS;
private equity CIS. 
Furthermore, each of these categories is comprised of different legal entities. The financial CIS can be set up as a financial company with variable capital (SICAV) or as an investment fund in which the assets of the fund belong to various investors participating in the fund and our team of company formation agents in Spain can provide more details referring to the specifics of this type of vehicle
Non-financial CIS can be set up as closed-ended investment companies in the real estate field or as investment funds established in the same industry. 
Private equity CIS can also be registered either as a fund or as an investment company. 
Businessmen interested in receiving more details on the main types of investment funds available in this country are invited to contact our team of company incorporation consultants in Spain


  • Daniel 2016-09-20

    I am interested in setting up an investment fund (registered as an open-ended fund) and I'd like to receive assistance on the entire process.

    Hello, you can send us your request via e-mail at and one of our specialists will answer you. 

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